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Fiddle From Scratch


  • Eastland Christian Children's Center 1601 Eastland Avenue Nashville, TN, 37206 United States (map)

This class, appropriate for ages 5 and up, is a Suzuki-inspired intro to fiddle class, which slowly builds foundational techniques of fiddle playing, in the setting of traditional Appalachian tunes and songs.  Younger students will start by playing on "box" fiddles, which are handmade out of cardboard, to learn essentials such as bow hold, hand position, and posture.  Once proficiency in these skills is achieved, these young students will be ready to begin on real violins.  Older students, (8 and up,) will skip the box fiddles and go straight to real instruments  Note:  Most students will need either 1/16th, 1/8th, or 1/4 sized violins.  We will be happy to help fit each student properly!

As always, in Fiddle From Scratch, PARENTS LEARN FREE!  If you would like to participate in the class, rent yourself a fiddle and join in!  

8 weeks/$240 per student

Mondays from August 13th- October 8th (no class September 3rd for Labor Day

Ages 5-7:  3:30-4:15

Ages 8 & up:  4:30-5:30

Taught by Annalise Ohse

Instrument Rental $50/semester

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